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The Brain That Wouldn't Die Theatrical Version (82 min.)

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The Brain That Wouldn't Die Theatrical Version (82 min.)

Published May 3, 1962

This is The Brain That Wouldn't Die, but this is a better transfer than what I have seen on the Archive with all 82 min, plus this is widescreen, unlike most of the other copies on the Archive.

IMDB for this movie:

(p.s. I'm not calling this the uncut version because the uncut version, according to wikipedia (, is 85 min. long and wasn't shown in theaters. This version is widely accepted as extended)

The AVI File is Marked as DivX but is in fact an AVI with a wmv2 codec (So that it will play in wmp without a codec pack)

EDIT: I have uploaded a .torrent file. Please, if you could, download it and seed for everyone so that everyone else can have a faster downloading experience.

Producer Joseph Green
Audio/Visual A 10/10 V 9/10, 82 Minutes
Language English


Reviewer: punch a redneck - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 25, 2014
Subject: Horror Classic
Very good quality on the DIVX download and uncut! Eerie tale about a decapitated head and what lives behind a bolted door..
Reviewer: Dark Corners - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 12, 2012
Subject: Pimp My Bride
Over in our Dark Corner we have made a video review celebrating this classic horror.
Reviewer: rclo - favorite - June 17, 2011
Subject: The Movie That Wouldn't Die
Let it die.
Reviewer: doowopbob - favorite - April 19, 2011
Subject: ..Here's my 2 cents.
...I Located my copy in a vast collection...after reading all the imput front of me is an unopened copy.."Special Edition" "The Brain That Wouldn't Die".starring "Actors" you never heard of before or after this epic..!...Info on package says..n/r..1959..appx 85min..b&w..ntsc..mono..windowboxed..Synapse Films from Bloomington,Ill..New Digital Wetgate Transfer..Uncensored Edition..?..liner notes by Brian Senn..?..Here's the REAL BOLOGNA..This DVD contains a new digitally mastered transfer in the windowboxed format..exposing more picture image than what is possible with a standard letterbox format..!!!.....The black bars on all 4 sides are normal for this format..WHAT B/S....Well Kiddies thats their nonsense on the back cover..enuff requests..i'll open it up and send an AVI & Mpeg2 copy upload...It's still a lousy flick anywho..!..Who's going to waste money on a "Digital Wetgate Transfer" on a public domain turkey like this..We, who also collect schlock are a very small market..Dealer is just another quick buck schlepper..!..Look up their catalog of releases....(on wikipedia) 100 of the worst movies ever..!..Bye, gotta go take a wiki..!
Reviewer: WilhelmGlocke - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - March 15, 2011
Subject: Widescreen?
According to imdb, the correct aspect ratio for this film is 1.66:1 - odd, considering that 1.66:1 is common for British films, and not only is this a US film, but I don't think it was ever released in UK theatres. Evidently, it didn't pass the British censors.
Reviewer: DoctorBotanus - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - January 26, 2011
Subject: Theatrical Matte
This version is presented with a theatrical Matte. Its a box that is used to turn films shot in full screen into a widescreen format. It does in fact block off the top and bottom of the picture. It was a common practice until recent years. The cinematographer would place most of the action in the middle portion of the screen, knowing that it would be blocked off. Often the mattes would be removed to create a square picture for TV or home video. Sometimes this would even reveal things that you weren't supposed to see. That said, I doubt this film was ever presented this way in theaters. Though it is
Reviewer: bcor pd - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 19, 2010
Subject: Good Flick
Classic flick, and looks damn good too. Is there any way you could upload this as an MPEG-2 or an HD file? Thanks.
Reviewer: derkman96 - - November 29, 2010
Subject: Thanks
I knew it wasn't originally released in a widescreen format. I'm not quite sure why this on is widescreen. I too hope that there is a full screen version that looks this good. (p.s. Thanks for the positive review)
Reviewer: guyzilla - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - November 29, 2010
Subject: Is it really?
I had to check this one out mostly because the description said that it was a better copy of the other extended version here on the Archive and that it was widescreen. I did a side by side camparison and here's what I came up with:
Yes, the picture quality is much clearer and sharper than the other. The same could be said for the sound. Now we come to the widescreen format; first thing is, THIS MOVIE WAS NOT ORIGINALLY RELEASED IN WIDESCREEN. In the comparison, I could see that the original fullscreen image was cropped top and bottom to create the widescreen image. Now, with that said, what we have here is a terrific upload and a worthy addition to the Archive, but I've got to take a star away for the cropping. But not to despair, that leaves four stars for this version and I don't see any reason to take any more from it. Let's see if someone can cough up a fullscreen edition that looks this good.
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